Australian terror suspects to be subject to curfew


Canberra, June 19: Terror suspects in Australia’s Victoria state could be subject to strict curfew and GPS tracking, it was announced on Monday.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews announced that an independent expert panel had been established to advise how the state’s anti-terrorism laws could be strengthened, Xinhua news agency reported.

The panel, chaired by former Victoria Police Commissioner Ken Lay, was established after terrorist Yacqub Khayre killed a man and took a woman hostage in Melbourne earlier this month.

Andrews said the panel had been told that nothing was off-limits in the fight against terrorism, including a curfew and GPS tracking of suspects.

The Victorian justice system has drawn criticism in June due to the decision by the parole board to let Khayre out of prison where he was serving time for violent offences in December 2016.